Scandic Simonkentta Helsinki
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Love this hotel
It's my first time in Europe and I got a warm welcome from this hotel. The staffs are friendly and accomodating. The rooms are immaculately clean and the location is perfect (right at the heart of Helsinki). The gym is accessible and of course there is the sauna. I would stay again in this hotel.
Slightly above avarage 3 stars
We stayed in Scandic Simonkenttä 1 night just before XMas (doubleroom for 65 EUR incl. BF just to give you an idea what is possible even in HKI!!!). Room was a stylish small and pretty packed "chamber" with an sofa, officedesk, TV, minibar (wow-how expensive!). Two single beds, no king sze bed as in description on scandichotels homepage. The bathroom is with shower only and much space next to sink (very good!). Anoying was that the heating radiators made klick-klack all night long (air in the system or so??) and the noise from street could be heard even in 7th floor backside of the building. Sleeping impossible but why did I book this room for?? Comment from front desk "sorry"....
Addionally I disliked that paper douments in folders were worn off (touched too many times) etc. you know the small things which matters to be a real 4 star hotel?
I have to say that I had more silent and more reasonably priced hotels in HKI visiting the last 7 years (e.g. Torni or Privatel appartments) which might be less stylish with same service and equipment and: I could sleep!
Remember that company rates for major HKI hotels are around 80-96 EUR for single room which I find reasonable to what offered!! This hotel might be OK for business travellers (company pays), for private leisure trips you'd better invest in the smaller hotels with better rates (check hrs etc. note: special rates for Hilton and Scandic are sometimes only available on their own homepage with booking restrictions) or go to real 5* deluxe hotel like Kämp....
Great Location, Great Service
I spent one night at the Scandic Hotel Simonkentta in Helsinki awaiting plane connection. My decision to choose the Hotel Simonkentta was based on online reviews and room rates. I was not disappointed in the Hotel Simonkentta. It is located with excellent access to the bus station and is convenient to the rail station, shopping, and the harbor. My room was very clean and comfortable. The hotel itself reminded me of episodes of "Star Trek" with its modern or futuristic decor and lots of glass. I prefer something a bit more traditional but for me it was fine for one night. Staff was excellent! Very friendly and helpful. The best Pizza in Helsinki is found at Dennis' just a couple blocks away.
Only drawback was all the construction around the hotel which made it quite noisy. I had a room described as having a "French balcony overlooking courtyard". Now, I know what most people would mentally picture with that description, but...the room had a modern glass wall length patio doors with a glass protector (balcony rail) overlooking the cold stone entryway to the hotel... Not quite my picture of beautiful French doors opening to a small balcony with rod iron railing overlooking a courtyard filled with plants and soft music. But, on the bright side, when the doors were opened, the noise of the loud air conditioning unit muted out the sounds of the construction projects.
I have no problems recommending this hotel but if you prefer something a bit quieter with more atmosphere, then maybe something down by the Market Square and harbor would possibly be more suitable.
Best Hotel in Helsinki
We have stayed at a number of different hotels in Helsinki and this is our favourite by far. Great lobby and the restaurant is a window onto Helsinki life, as well as having excellent food. Higly recommended.
Lovely business hotel
Really nice architecture, very friendly staff, an extremely comfortable and well-designed room.
Not really a 4**** hotel, sorry !
We stayed for 4 nights this summer and we really loved the overall architecture of the hotel. Also, excellent location. However, we have been disappointed because we found the rooms were very small and poorly equipped (no wardrobes / drawers, no coffee and tea facility (and they charge an additional 8 € for room service just for a simple coffee !).
Wonderful breakfast though, but unfortunately restaurant much too small to accomodate all the guests. Front desk staff very efficient but disappointing lobby and unfriendly staff at the bar.
Great stay in Simonkenttä!
I took my spouse there for a one night's stay in the hotel's deluxe room. We had our own private sauna (bathrobes included) and a balcony with a view over the city. I had also a breakfast delivered to our room in the morning - I've never had a better and larger hotel breakfast than that. The interiors are really great if you happen to like the Scandinavian style, like I do.
Cool hotel, great location
Stayed here for 3 nights in August 2003. The location could not be better, just off the main drag, a short walk to the train station and most of the shops. The rooms are the epitome of Nordic chic with clean lines and blond wood; even the corridors are stylish. The downside is that the hotel was very busy and wasn't really staffed to match. Our TV didn't work and it took 5 calls to reception over 2 days to get it fixed. There was a great choice at the breakfast buffet but it was really busy - not a place to nurse a hangover!
It's well worth the short ferry crossing from Helsinki to the Estonian capital, Talinn. We stayed at the UniqueStay hotel which is also very stylish in a lower-key way.
Busy place with a view
If you want to watch the most busy square in Helsinki, here it is with its buses going to all party of this large countries. In additon, you may watch ministers arriving at the Finnish Houses of Parliament. But relax ! Scandic is a guarantee for best room and service standards.
Start the day with a morning sauna in a great wellness area or your private environement. All famous shopping addresses and many corporate offices lie right at your front door. -Stockmann's is one of Europe's best bookstores and the place for buying fashion. Take the bus to Nokia from the square mentioned above. Enjoy the bar at your hotel or the night life in the city. You will love it int summer as well as in winter.
Great hotel, great city!
The hotel has trendy interior & is superbly located if you are into shopping & partying. The rooms are modern and fairly large, the bathrooms clean and functional. I loved the lobbybar which had great prices and drinks fit for sailors...(had to order extra mixer - my god, those finns love their vodka!). The city is cool and idyllic. It's very scandinavian, but with a russian feel to it. I was surprised to see how trendy it was with great cafés and restaurants. The food is tasty and much cheaper than in the rest of Scandinavia. Worth a visit!
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